Finally I am up to stitching the binding down on the Cotton Blossoms quilt I have been working on. I am hoping to finish this real soon, so it can be marked down as my January finish for Kris and May Britt's Challenge.
Winifred, from Kerry's doll making day, is coming along. Not much left to go on her now, then I can tuck her away for Brianna's birthday later in the year. I thought it would be a really nice gift for my 8 yr old daughter, and extra special because she attended the doll making day and helped me make her.
I am ready to baste this quilt to quilt. I used a layer cake for the top and just bought backing and binding extra. The Fig and Plum layer cake (Moda) worked out well, I kept the dark plum colours out for the applique. The tricky bit will be the quilting. This quilt needs circles and swirls; which is out of my experience at present. So to start with I will ditch all possibles, then go around the appliques, then do one block at a time. This is a birthday present.
In case my artistic applique isn't too good, they are meant to be roses.
Kim at Honeysuckle Cottage is having Deborah Louie come in June for two 2-day quilting classes, numbers are very limited and I am going! I couldn't pass this opportunity up and am very exicted and looking forward to having some quilting lessons. Kim tells me that Deborah will return in future years too..... Email her firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further details.
The pincushion of the month from Quilt Fabric Delights is by Leanne Beasley this time, and there isn't one pincushion but FIVE! They are all lovely in the style you would expect from Leanne, very pretty with lots of butterflies! I am going to make these, and some extras, for christmas gifts.You may have noticed that I am not using the threads sent, this is personal preference. After using some Maderia threads at Cottage on the Hill, I have been using these where I can. I LOVE them.
In case you don't know, but Sarah sells on ebay. jellyrolls. layer cakes. charm packs. patterns. She has a fabulous selection, so go check her out.
This is what is happening at my place. Any cleanup volunteers????